The Fever Broke

All my knitting projects are at that point where I am well and truly into them and enjoying the fabric that's being created and able to picture the end result. After a fortnight of Shawl Fever though, the fever broke and I know exactly what is to blame....

We finally have a garden! Well, we have decking and fencing and a gate that opens (and shuts!) and a shed and some artificial grass seeing as the neighbours pine tree has ensured no grass will ever grow. I'm now pondering where best to start the beginning of life out there. Do I go for a quick fix of planting out containers that will undoubtedly die come September? Do I concentrate on the thirsty, unloved soil for next Spring? Do I sow and just wait for life that little bit longer? I want all the green. and all the colour and all the edibleness I can have. I've gardened enough to remember that the real rewards come from months of patient pottering but still, it's barren out there. Something has to be done!

In the meantime, I read while I knit along on these lovely shawls. I'm really enjoying the colours, especially the 'Oyster' on Juno Fibre Arts Milly Sleek Singles. It just GLOWS!

Aileron using JFA's Milly Sleek Singles

Aileron using JFA's Milly Sleek Singles

'On the Pier' using Macknitosh Iona (main) and NBK MCN Fingering (CC)

'On the Pier' using Macknitosh Iona (main) and NBK MCN Fingering (CC)